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Ruakuri Cave Guided Tour - Adult

Ruakuri Cave Guided Tour - Adult


  • See breathtaking cave formations and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries created over millions of years
  • See glowworms up-close and learn about their fascinating life
  • Experience the dramatic spiral entrance, built to safeguard a Wahi Tapu (sacred area)

Discover New Zealand's longest underground walking tour, full of legends and tales. Your two-hour trip will include an intimate and educational experience with small tour groups in which you can get up-close and personal with the glowworms.

What's Included?

  • Tour of the cave
  • Expert guide

Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that has to be seen to be believed. The sheer majesty of nature will leave you awe struck as you tour through this cave offering a captivating blend of Waitomo’s most compelling subterranean experiences, a spectacular spiral entrance, limestone formations and crystal tapestries.

Session Length

  • Please allow 2 hours for this experience
  • Approximately 90 minutes is spent udnerground
  • Available every day except Christmas Day
  • Tours run at 11.30am and 1.30pm from Monday to Wednesday
  • Tours run at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm from Thursday to Sunday


  • Your own transport is required - the Ruakuri Cave is located a further 10-minute drive from the Waitomo Glowworm Cave Visitors Center
  • Photography and video are permitted in selected areas of the cave


    • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

    Numbers on the Day

    There is a strict maximum of 18 people per tour.

    Dress Code

    Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

    This experience takes place in Waitomo, Waikato.

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